The Greek philosopher Immanuel Kant taught that we see things not as they are, but as we are. It is a struggle to be human, and findings meaning and purpose in our lives is a keyway to helping us through these struggles. I strongly believe that nothing is ever new, and everything is connected, and we still struggle with what it means to be human.
I currently work with people from diverse cultures with issues around identity, faith, abuse, relationships, family, culture, belonging, racism, and generational trauma. Many cultures make you feel selfish when attending to their own needs but can comfortably help friends and family at the drop of a hat. This leads to neglecting themselves and not seeking help when feeling anxious or depressed. Counseling is a space for you to bring the parts of yourself you do not feel safe sharing with loved ones, it could be your sexuality, challenge with self-care, relationships, or ideas that run counter to your faith/culture.